Lake area drug trafficker gets life in prison

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced Freddie Andaya, a/k/a “Raymond Garcia,” 42, of Mexico to serve life plus five years in prison on drug trafficking conspiracy, money laundering and gun charges, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  (editor’s note: the […]

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Additional info released on missing Lincoln man

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for a 73 year old western Lincoln County man. Deputies responded to the 1500 block of George Brown Road around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday reference a missing person. Family members say Troy Marshall Scronce, 73, left the residence going for a […]

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Silver Alert issued for missing Lincoln man

FROM PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH 3:33 AM — The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Troy Marshall Scronce. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Troy Marshall Scronce, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Anyone with information about […]

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Cornelius PD: Chase conducted within guidelines

The Cornelius Police Department issued the following report on a vehicle pursuit that took place on July 12: Report on Pursuit of July 12, 2014 A review of the pursuit on July 12, 2014 is complete and it was determined that officers involved were within policy guidelines in both initiating the pursuit and continuing the […]

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Police: Suspect stole scrap metal 9 times

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Monday July 28th, 2014, Statesville Police Officer J.T. Smith responded to a scrap metal theft at a business in the 1900 block of Hilton Dr. The property owner had encountered a person on his property that day attempting to steal scrap metal from his business. The property owner obtained the […]

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Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents facing federal charges

PRESS RELEASE GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sandy and Casey Parsons were arrested today on a federal criminal indictment charging them with fraud, announced Ripley Rand, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. The 76-count criminal indictment was unsealed today following the couple’s arrest by FBI and IRS-CI agents in Fayetteville, N.C. The indictment […]

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Woman drowns in Lake Norman

PRESS RELEASE Denver, NC – The body of a drowning victim at Lake Norman has been located just several feet away from where she was last seen. Elisabeth Anna Burford, 36, of 214 Rock Ola Lane, Lincolnton, NC and a friend had been swimming off a pier in the 4600 block of Mitchell Lane in […]

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City: Third Creek expansion about 1 year from completion

PRESS RELEASE The expansion of the Third Creek Wastewater Treatment facility – one of the largest capital projects in the history of Statesville City Government – is about a year away from completion, according to Joe Hudson, Statesville Water Resources Director. The facility is located off Salisbury Hwy. on Third Creek Drive in east Statesville.  […]

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I-SS admins joining aspiring superintendent program

PRESS RELEASE Strategic Leadership By Design announced that Dr. Melanie Taylor and Dr. Alvera Lesane, Iredell-Statesville Schools, will take part in the Aspiring Superintendent Fellows Program. This initiative aims to increase North Carolina’s pool of highly qualified top school district leaders. The two year fellows program seeks to increase the number of well-prepared potential superintendents […]

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Iredell sex offenders arrested following check-up

PRESS RELEASE Major Darren Campbell, Supervisor of all Criminal and Narcotic Units of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday, three detectives from the Special Victims Unit, Lt. Bill Hamby and Sergeants Tim Edwards and Leah Taylor, took part in Operation Double Deuce last week. Operation Double Deuce is a joint taskforce effort with the […]

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